Toenail Fungus


ClearSteps Laser Onychomycosis Treatment

Fotona’s ClearSteps Onychomycosis Treatment is a revolutionary, patient-friendly method for treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). It is a simple and effective procedure that uses the power of laser light to heat evenly throughout the depth of the affected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi which have infected the patient's nails.

Safe and Effective, Without Side-Effects

Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state. Compared to traditional methods, the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to either the limits of chemical diffusion (as are topicals) or the induction of hepatoxic side effects (as is the case with oral medications).

ClearSteps is Performed in Three Simple Steps:

Step 1: File down the Nail. During onychomycosis the nail will become deformed and overgrown, it may also thicken. Filing down the nail allows laser light to fully penetrate into the treatment site.

Step 2: Laser pulses will be applied in a circular pattern covering the entire nail. Slightly overlapping the beam light will warranty to fully cover the toenail. The patient should feel a slight heating sensation throughout the nail while the treatment is performed.

Step 3: The laser pulses will target around the perimeter of the nail bed and around the finger or toe. Often parasitic fungus has worked its way beyond the nail bed and needs to be eliminated in all the tissue surrounding the nail to prevent recurrence.

Typically, only one ClearSteps treatment is needed to get rid of toenail fungus. Although for very persistent fungus the treatment might need to be performed again four months after the initial treatment. During every treatment all the nails should be treated to avoid infecting other nails that at the moment of treatment look clear.